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Takayama Showa Museum, Takayama

(4.3/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
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  • I stopped by when I went to Alpine. Entered the children and I was surprised at the height of the quality. Enough time. I was a small town of squeaking lower. Worth the admission fee is a bit high but there is! Children will be happy! & Photos.
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  • This Showa era museum was an absolute highlight of our trip to Japan. The exhibits are true blasts from the past, but unlike other museums, allow you to get up close and interact. We had so much fun p...  more »
  • This museum was a total surprise. It's small but packed with so much content. I strongly recommend this place. At 500Yen (around 5$), it's cheap fun! 
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  • Really interesting museum and a good place to pass time. I was in Takayama for one day and this museum fit perfectly into my day activities list. It's a bit pricey therefore the 4 stars but the contents of the museum are cool and interesting.
  • Little local labor of love, packed with memorabilia displayed in vignette rooms dressed as typical spaces you would have encountered in daily life during the Showa era, 1926-1989 (the years of emperor Hirohito's reign). Items displayed skew heavily toward the 60s to 80s. There is a small English-language pamphlet guide which provides some context, but otherwise you'll simply wander through and interpret the packrat displays as best you can. Some items need no explanation; see photos. 😉
  • This museum is a wealth of information, memorabilia & collectables that rivals Antiques Roadshow. Room upon room stacked with items from Japanese everyday life in the past. So glad to find it and stayed for 4hrs. This is one Takayama site not to be missed.
  • Worth visiting to learn about influence Japanese adaptation to Western imaginery.
  • Fun to look back to 50/60s Japan